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excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
unfortunate; inappropriate
marked with spots or blotches; impure (stained)
a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
to stun, baffle, or amaze
to illegally use or reproduce
lazy; listless (lethargic)
baffled; at a loss for what to say or do (bewildered)
about to happen (impending)
to increase in intensity, power, or prestige
capable of being set right; correctable
a situation that is difficult to get out of
having sound judgment; perceptive (wise)
causing delay (dallying)
a rude or insensitive person
to delight or entertain (amuse)
stubborn; hardheaded (uncompromising)
to grow to increase swiftly and abundantly
strength of spirit; courage
to provide support (reinforce)
flashy; gaudy
belligerent; warlike (hostile)
biting; severe (harsh)
recklessly wasteful; extravagant (lavish)
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
culled from many sources (varied)
having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice (disinterested)
diametrically opposed; as in antithesis
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
loud; noisy; lacking restraint (raucous)
pompous speech or expression
typical or standard specimen; model
to incite; to rouse (instigate)
to throw overboard (discard)
causing laugher; laughable
mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
fleeting; passing quickly; brief
out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
greatly emotional or zealous (ardent)
immunity from punishment or penalty
an illusion; originally, an imaginary fire-breathing monster
to cut off abruptly (shorten)
an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
disparaging or descriptive word or phrase (slur)
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality

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